Ham Bone Chowder Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ham Bone Chowder Recipe
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Ham Bone Chowder

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"Couldn't find an after Christmas ham chowder recipe that started with slow cooking the ham bone leftovers. Ended up taking ideas from multiple recipes to create something that worked out pretty well."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs 45 mins

    7 hrs


  1. Place ham bone in a slow cooker; top with chicken stock, onion, and garlic.
  2. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Remove ham bone from slow cooker; pull meat of bone and shred. Return meat to slow cooker and discard ham bone. Add potatoes, carrots, parsley, and cumin to soup.
  4. Cook on High until potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes. Add frozen corn and stir.
  5. Remove 1 cup soup and pour into a blender. Add milk to blender. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Return blended soup to slow cooker and stir. Season with salt and pepper.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 17, 2013

Instead of cumin, I threw in different spices (chives, onion powder, garlic powder, dill weed, celery salt, fresh ground pepper, a little hot sauce) and I threw in about a cup and a half of diced ham. Instead of regular milk, I used one full can of evaporated milk (it easier to cook with, imo). Very hearty and comforting soup. The whole family enjoyed it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 26, 2013

The cumin does not go with the ham. I can only image that those giving this a good review were very hungry when they ate the results &/or used very old, pre-ground cumin. I grind my cumin just prior to using it.


11 Ratings

Jun 20, 2013

I found this to have a lot of broth; I like my chowders nice and thick. Next time I think I'd use less chicken stock. Maybe use cream instead of milk. And pureeing just one cup of the chowder didn't add very much body. Great flavor though. I wasn't sure about the cumin but it was tasty! I added my potatoes and carrots about 2 hours before we ate dinner and kept it on low.

Mar 29, 2014

Very tasty! I would hesitate to call it a "chowder" though. Not very creamy. But it was a big hit just the way it is!

Apr 19, 2013

I followed this recipe exactly ... it turned out great!! Great flavour, nice consistency - delicious. Better than alot of soup recipes I've tried. Will definately be making this one again.

Apr 16, 2013

Yummy yummy flavor, I used ham broth in place of chicken broth. You need more the 45 minutes to get tender vegetables. My dinner was 45 minutes late because of the miss timing. I will make this again and again.

Oct 21, 2014

Subbed Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage for ham bone.Removed sausage casings and sliced each link into six equal parts.Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage and Cumin pair well.This is a very tasty chowder for a blustery day.I will make again.

May 03, 2013

It's wonderful! Very easy, cheap, filling, and delicious! I loved it just how it was! I sort of wish that the blender part was explained because I did not understand it. Also, don't expect to have a super creamy, thick broth because it's not at all. Delicious soup but not thick. I also used dried parsley instead and it worked just fine. You'll love it! Happy cooking!


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  • Calories
  • 112 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 510 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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